Question by  worker8513 (14)

How do you compare early and contemporary theories of intelligence?


Answer by  chellyz (53)

Early theories of intelligence considers problem solving, critical analysis and logic as a unit to determine a person's intelligence. In contemporary theories, it breaks intelligence into components or separate abilities. For example, a person can be musically inclined but is not very good at problem solving. Thus, a person can be intelligent in more than one category.

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Answer by  Ryan69 (52)

Early theories of intelligence tended to focus on what the objective standard of overall intelligence should be. Contemporary theories of intelligence (like Gardner) break intelligence down into many different fields.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Underpinning early theories of intelligence was racial superiority (craniology, IQ testing). Modern theories have widened the definition of intelligence to accommodate various gifts and contexts and are not inherently racist.

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You may be correct about a select few , however racism& separation based on ethnic background still is one of the largest problems plaguing Psychology today. New methods of testing are meeting with great resistance, and until we reform psych testing, particularly amongst children, it won't go away soon.  add a comment
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